Kumeu Village Chardonnay 2016

Staff Pick
Value Pick
Weekly Special

“A bargain at the price and a guarantee to impress”

Decanter UK

  • Product Code: 4102
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Region: Auckland
  • Sub Region: Kumeu
  • Style: White
  • Variety: Chardonnay
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay

$20.99 $16.99 elsewhere $20.99

Regions : Auckland

“A bargain at the price and a guarantee to impress”

Decanter UK

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This Chardonnay from the incredibly accomplished and internationally revered Chardonnay producer, Kumeu River has been getting some impressive press around the world lately. We think it's a fantastic Chardonnay that packs in a whole lot in for a very modest price. 

Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"​This wine was fermented 25% in old French oak barriques, and 75% in stainless steel tanks, so there is very little oak influence on either nose or palate. This has allowed the vibrant fruit to show through beautifully with lively lime and lemon aromas and a flinty, mineral edginess with hints of fig and white peach. The weighty mid-palate also shows peachy ripeness along with crisp acid minerality that gives the wine a refreshing cleansing quality. This wine is delightful as an aperitif, and even better to drink with fish and shellfish."

91/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, September 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"2016 was a moderately challenging vintage but Village Chardonnay is better than ever. Their new cross-flow filter has given added hi-fidelity to the wine according to winemaker, Michael Brajkovich. Lemon, pineapple and peach flavours with good weight and a bone-dry, and slightly grippy, finish. Purity and power."

90/100 Decanter UK (2016 Vintage)
"It may be the entry-level Chardonnay from this standout producer, but it is definitely a grown-up wine. Expressive and juicy ripe peach, apple and lemon curd on a textured palate with vivid acidity. A bargain at the price and a guarantee to impress."

4 Stars & 18.0/20 Raymond Chan, February 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Bright straw-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the edge. The nose is softly full and gently up-front and voluminous with aromas of yellow stonefruits in an amalgam with white peaches and a subtle mealy and nutty overlay. Medium-full bodied, the palate is stylishly up-front with flavours of ripe yellow stonefruits and peaches with nutty and savoury mineral interest. The mouthfeel has fruit richness lending rounded textures and plenty of presence. The wine flows positively along a fine phenolic line leading to a lingering dry finish of stonefruits, nuts and mealy detail. This is an elegantly rich, up-front Chardonnay with ripe stonefruit, nutty and mealy flavours with good weight, a rounded mouthfeel and a dry finish. Match with poultry, pork and veal over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked Kumeu fruit, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented, 75% in tank and 25% in seasoned oak to 13.5% alc., the wine given extended lees aging, undergoing 100% MLF."

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 3 bottles we may charge extra for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes. You can find posting & gift options here.